The bank, with its lean structure and highly efficient operation model, is said to have a late-development advantage in promoting sustainable infrastructure development and mobilising private sector capital while taking care of its clients.
Heralded as the 'Paris Agreement for the oceans,' the UN Ocean Conference garnered over a thousand pledges to protect the oceans. The question is, what would be the likely position of the US administration?
Nandan Sharalaya –
No President, no problem: Following Trump's announcement that the US would quit the Paris Agreement, mayors around the world are pledging to step up. Here's why cities care about climate change and how that's a good thing for all of us.
Teo Chee Hean –
At this week’s Ecosperity 2017 conference, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Mr Teo Chee Hean shared how Singapore has balanced economic, social, and environmental priorities to achieve sustainable development. Below is an excerpt of his speech.
Helen Saxenian and Paul Wilson –
Development and public health experts question how developing countries will continue to deliver vaccines to their citizens even when international donor support is withdrawn.
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today, but no one country or organisation can solve it alone. To address this, sustainability experts Lili Fuhr and Nils Simon make the case for a global plastics treaty.
The G20 must confront its biggest challenge, which is a lack of climate action by global superpowers such as the United States, says Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations director Teresa Ribera.
Developing countries stand in the frontlines of climate impacts, yet in a meeting that seeks to approve US$855 million in climate finance, not one least developing country is given the chance to lead in proposing where the dollar goes.
Analysing the policy and entrepreneurial context in three landscapes across Asia, the report highlights how supporting innovative small-scale green businesses could help reverse the current trend where business incentives for ...